Technology Services provider VPLS, has just announced the acquisition of its second Texas data center facility code named DA2, with an expansion potential to support additional data center developments in the future, presently fully leased to a data and technology company.  

As announced, the property includes 18.8 acres of land and a 75,000 square foot, 10-megawatt facility that supports 2.5 megawatts of critical IT load based on a 2(N+1) design and is expandable to 16 megawatts total.  In addition, the facility is claimed to be designed to withstand direct impact from an F3 tornado, while being rated as a Tier III data center based on its physical, electrical, and mechanical infrastructure.

“We are thrilled to add this additional Texas location to our growing national portfolio. The central US remains a strategically important market for our team and this acquisition was a great opportunity to expand our presence in this geography while also contributing to our revenue stream with a world-class client,” said Jay Smith, Vice President and General Manager, Data Centers at VPLS

“The acquisition of this Texas facility demonstrates our focus on growth in key markets. As our data center and network footprint grows, VPLS can immediately deliver our cloud-to-edge solutions and services to these strategic markets and surrounding locations. We look forward to broadening our offerings to current and future VPLS clients,” said Arman Khalili, chief executive officer of VPLS.

Also in Texas, hyperscale data center provider Switch, Inc., announced its acquisition of a land parcel in Austin in June 2021, to become the company’s primary data center facility location in Texas. The Austin data center is to be part of Switch’s 5 Prime Locations in Texas bringing the company’s Texas capacity to over 2 million square feet and 185MW of power when fully built out.